Grateful Dead Live at The Spectrum on 1986-03-25
Feel Like A Stranger, Tennessee Jed, CC Rider, Tons Of Steel, It Must Have Been The Roses, Desolation Row-> Don't Ease Me In
Scarlet Begonias-> Touch Of Grey-> Looks Like Rain-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Drums-> Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues-> Black Peter-> Throwing Stones-> Turn On Your Love Light, E: Brokedown Palace
- * First time played
- Set One tape flip patched with shnid 3188 (Beyer Dynamic M88 > Sony TC-D5M)
- Set Two tape flip patched with shnid 102169 (Nakamichi cm 100's w/shotguns > Sony TC-D5)
- SBE Free. Files meta tagged with Tag&Rename. All editing and mastering with UAD-1 in 24/88.2.
Subject: For ALL of the pre-Stranger turning, check this FOB out
As hot as the Stranger was, I felt like the rest of the 1st set just died. At the time, I was "chasing" certain songs, and none of the songs after Jed made my list (but Roses is always OK). Most were on my "please don't play" list. What can I say... I was young. Everything was played well, and that's all that matters.
After a pretty lame first set, I was really hoping that we'd get a Scarlet > Fire. The craziness before the Scarlet was... Crazy! Whose Harry? Scarlet > Fire is one (OK, 2) of those songs I was chasing. When it hit, I was ECSTATIC. It was a pretty good Scarlet but when it started going into Touch of Grey, I felt the wind leave my sails. I was bumming big time. I couldn't believe it. And then Looks Like Rain? In the 2nd set? Kick me harder!
Thank God for GDTRFB. Tom Thumb's was kinda cool too, mostly for the novelty of Phil singing. Black Pete > TS > Lovelight was pretty standard fare with a Brokedown encore not helping.
Overall, I remember being pretty disappointed with this show. Listening back to these juicy FOB recordings, they sound much better. I'm glad I have a chance to hear so many versions.
The recording gets 4 stars (4 and a half if I could). The show only gets 2 stars. I'm sure others will say it's the best show they've ever seen.
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